General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
I have taken part in many May Queens and also dressed my girls for them when they were kids.
I also agree with every word said by ianp.
All the children dressed by mums, who improvised the character dressings from old clothing, net curtains, Christmas tree tinsel and soot from chimney backs and the occasional daub of mums lipstick on the little girls, who were either fairies, attendants to the Queen and of course the Queen herself.
A lavish party on the green outside (weather permitting of course) provided by a whip round from the mums and some very nice sandwiches (salmon or beef spread) some lovely fairy cakes and some very watered down cordial.
Different times now of course. All of our yesterday's just memories now, but oh! What memories.
Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 13:26